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Cancer Care Booming as Aging NJ Population fuels expansion of treatment

NorthJersey.com and The Record—April 27, 2015

The Record reports that the need for cancer care in North Jersey is growing. According to reporter Lindy Washburn, more than 51,000 New Jersey residents will be diagnosed with cancer and that the more patients a physician or hospital treats with the same disease, the better their care will be. Washburn writes, "When top-notch facilities expand their geographic reach to funnel more patients to their physicians, the result is likely to be higher quality care, these experts say."

For example Washburn reports that well-known New York medical center and the nation's oldest orthopedic hospital, the Hospital for Special Surgery, opened a 7,000-square-foot satellite office in Paramus last year. It provides initial treatment and follow-up care to orthopedic patients, especially those who undergo hip or knee replacement surgery at the hospital’s East Side Manhattan location, which does more of those procedures than any other hospital in the country. The hospital has additional satellite offices in Princeton, Connecticut, Long Island and upstate New York.

This story originally appeared at NorthJersey.com. 



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